Conversion from rtf back to mif
Thread poster: bmalott
Sep 18, 2008

Hello,

English to Chinese.

Heres the question.

I had Framemaker files converted them to .mif files
Set up a project in trados and converted them to stf files.
the files i got are rtf files. I sent them to the translator. He sent the file back to me as rtf files.

I put them back in the trados project and converted them back to the "Original Format".

here the problem

When I open the mif files in framemaker the translated text is jibberish
if I open the rtf file in word it is fine.

If I convert the non translated rtf files the I made before sending to translater they convert back fine.


I hope you can make sense of this.
Thank you for you time


 

RieM  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 09:34
English to Japanese
+ ...
It needs font mapping Sep 18, 2008

Hi!

It is quite normal, unless you haven't done the font-mapping, the cleaned mif text becomes "jibberish".

Word is smart and very user-friendly, and it can figure out the encoding of the text and try to apply the fonts installed on your system, but FrameMaker doesn't do such a trick.

There should be a Trados (online) help page explaining how to map original paragraph fonts (English fonts) to target (Chinese) fonts (sorry, I'm not a Trados user any longer but I do handle lots of FrameMaker files). Or, if you know a DTP specialist, s/he should know how to handle the character/paragraph designer setting.

Rie


 

Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
Thailand
Local time: 20:34
Member (2004)
English to Thai
+ ...
Set fonts as symbol Sep 18, 2008

I also meet with this trouble in Framemaker 7.0 sometimes.
For some languages, you need another setting in S-tagger for FrameMaker of Trados:
In setting tab of S-tagger:
Set fonts as symbol, not character.
Please read Trados Knowledge Base.
FrameMaker 8.0 uses unicode fonts; you can avoid this restriction.

Regards,
Soonthon L.


 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:


You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Conversion from rtf back to mif

Advanced search






Wordfast Pro
Translation Memory Software for Any Platform

Exclusive discount for ProZ.com users! Save over 13% when purchasing Wordfast Pro through ProZ.com. Wordfast is the world's #1 provider of platform-independent Translation Memory software. Consistently ranked the most user-friendly and highest value

More info »
TM-Town
Manage your TMs and Terms ... and boost your translation business

Are you ready for something fresh in the industry? TM-Town is a unique new site for you -- the freelance translator -- to store, manage and share translation memories (TMs) and glossaries...and potentially meet new clients on the basis of your prior work.

More info »



Forums
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search